Min of Ed renewed math strategy

September 21, 2016 at 4:28 pm Leave a comment

With the  results of the recent EQAO math assessment showing a decline in student scores, the Ontario government, has  been publicising it’s math strategy. “Ontario’s Renewed Math Strategy will help our students, teachers, schools and districts in achieving stronger math results and better position our young people for the jobs of today and tomorrow. The strategy includes a number of features that will respond to the various strengths and needs of our learners, schools and district school boards” Source: Ont Min of Ed. Memo Summary (April 2016)

Strategy At-A-Glance

Starting in September 2016, Ontario is dedicating more than $60 million to help support students achieve better results in math. Key elements of the strategy include:

  • Sixty minutes per day of protected math learning time in Grades 1 to 8
  • Up to three math lead teachers in all elementary schools
  • Coaching for principals of select secondary schools to lead improvement
  • Support for learning at home through parent resources
  • Better access to online math resources and supports such as Homework Help orSOS Devoirs
  • Math support for Grades 6 to 9 outside of the school day
  • Opportunities for educators to deepen their knowledge, including a dedicated math Professional Development Day.

Source: Ont Min of Ed. Memo Summary (April 2016)

And from  a news release dated today – September 21, 2016

  • More than $60 million to implement a renewed math strategy. Starting this school year, teachers in Grades 1 to 8 will spend 60 minutes per day to focus on effective instruction in math. Other key elements of the strategy include up to three math lead teachers in all elementary schools, and opportunities for educators to deepen their knowledge in math learning, teaching and leading, including a dedicated math Professional Development Day.
  • Helping parents support their children’s learning and well-being by awarding more than 2,300 Parents Reaching Out Grants for the 2016-17 school year. These grants – of which more than 800 focus on or include a math component – support local school councils, Parent Involvement Committees and not-for-profit organizations working with parents.
  • Supporting Homework Help, which provides students with free, real-time math tutoring by certified Ontario teachers. The live, interactive online math help is available to students in Grade 7 to 10 in all English-language school boards. SOS Devoirs is a similar service for Francophone students in Grade 1 to 12.


Check ’em out! Rowan

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